Thursday, June 20, 2019

Events you cannot miss this winter in the South-West

Western Australia’s South-West is abuzz with one-day-only special experience events, week-long food festivals and live music. Avoid FOMO and book your tickets to the best of the winter season’s entertainment.


Truffle Kerfuffle

If you consider yourself a bit of a connoisseur of the finer things in life (or you just love and appreciate the amazing-ness that is food) you definitely need to head down to Manjimup’s Truffle Kerfuffle. This three-day event is dedicated to one of nature’s most wonderful gifts, the black truffle – a small, unassuming ingredient that has the ability to transform a meal from nice to wow.

Join a truffle hunt, enjoy a four-course dinner with Yarri head chef Aaron Carr, attend a long table lunch with MasterChef alumnus Poh, or sit down for a wholesome brunch with My Kitchen Rules’ Pete Evans. For something slightly less truffle-y, attend a beer and spirit masterclass while you’re there.

When: this weekend – 21 to 23 June

Where: Manjimup

Find out more: Truffle Kerfuffle


Cabin Fever

There are dozens of unique and thoughtfully put together events at this year’s Cabin Fever festival – all revolving around food, music, drinks and just having a great old time. Events not to be missed include Black Glass Tasting for blind wine tasting with Cape Mentelle. There is also Game On, a six-course degustation and wine pairing evening with Yarri and Oakridge Estate.


Try an international dining event with Many Hands, Many Lands: A World Class Feast, where you’ll be treated to authentic food from Korea, Germany, France, Spain and Thailand, created by Voyager Estate’s international team of chefs. For meat lovers, make sure you book a ticket for Smoke and Fire, a five-course barbecue at Wise Wines (you’ll also get a crash course in smoking meats). There is so much more including Fondue by the Fire for lovers of cheese, the social Sunday Yum Cha, an epic Cheese Toastie Battle and a Secret Dinner.


Many of the events are already sold out, so don’t procrastinate; book your tickets and accommodation now.

When: 19 to 28 July

Where: Various locations throughout the South-West

Find out more: Cabin Fever


Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Remember those hilarious (and infamous) scenes in Fawlty Towers? Now you can experience what it would have been like to be a dinner guest! Sit down with Basil, Sybil and Manuel at Caves House in Yallingup for an evening of interactive, improvised comedy over a two-hour, three-course dinner. This has been a very popular event at Fringe around the world, so don’t miss your chance.

When: 31 July

Where: Caves House, Yallingup

Find out more: Faulty Towers Dining Experience




Did you know Australia’s premier film festival is in the South-West? We’ve been treated to ten years of this celebration of national, internationaland Indigenous film, and we are welcoming CinefestOz back yet again. It started off strong (in the first year the opening night film was the critically acclaimed Black Balloon), and it has become one of the most prestigious events in the country, with filmmakers vying for a $100,000 prize – the largest film prize in Australia. There is also Cinesnaps School with film workshops and IndigifestOz, showcasing the best Aboriginal films and emerging talent.

The full program will be released 26 July, so stay tuned.

When: 28 August to 1 September

Where: Various locations in Busselton, Bunbury and Margaret River

Find out more: CinefestOz


Enjoy live music gigs

When the weather is cold outdoors this winter, slip into a great bar or an outdoor pub with a big fire for a night of live music. Try The River Lock-In on 20 July with a full afternoon and evening of live acts, the Sunday Sesh at Eagle Bay Brewing Co. on 28 July, or 27 July for Blazing Brews at The Beer Farm where you can sit back by the roaring fire and listen to The Bambuseae Rhythm Section, Lightnin’ Jack and Howling Onshore.



Enjoy your best winter ever with Private Properties. Browse our portfolio of beautiful holiday homes to get cosy in this winter.


You might also like:

Wine touring in Margaret River

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